Sunday, April 05, 2009

Can Ebooks Save the New York Times ?

This is a preview of a full essay that is now published on our blog on April 26, 2009.
Here is the full essay: Print 2.0: Can Ebooks Save the New York Times ?

Can ebooks — part of the electronic publishing revolution that has often been blamed for print publishing's troubles — be a major factor in the paper's resurgence?

Story Summary:
A gruntled author, whose upbeat book about ebooks has been ignored by the Times, explains the causes of the newspapers’ demise, and then offers 12 solutions for renewal, including a New York Times-owned ebook reading device: the NYeTBook.

First sentence:
“Print publishing has one foot in the grave and the other foot on a banana peel.”

Some of the facts in this story are taken from the book and ebook:

50 Benefits of Ebooks.
Ebook newcomers will find all the basics here. And ebook experts can debate and debunk the author’s wild predictions for the rosy and thorny future of ebooks, by reading the essay, “Publishing Ebooks: Ten Tremendous Trends in 2009.” Authors will discover tips, tricks and resources for ebook publishing; and library professionals will enjoy the book’s glossary, index, links to leading-edge ebook sites, and sections about how and why ebooks are good for libraries.

For more information, and to buy the ebook for a buck (in PDF or ePub), go here: